Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan
visited military headquarters during the morning to sign off on the promotion decisions, which were expected to be presented to President Abdullah Gül at 11 am after the conclusion of a four-day meeting of the Supreme Military Council
), media reports said.
Erdoğan has already earmarked General Necdet Özel
, who until last week was head of the paramilitary Gendarmerie, to fill the top spot as Chief of the General Staff for the second largest armed forces in NATO.